By Impact Statement
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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.
||ExplicitThe Disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann||On July 10, 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann failed to show up at the airport to pick up their daughter and granddaughter. Their adult children feared they had become lost on their road trip. But then police announced a person of interest in their disappearance. And this began a 6 year winding road through the legal system that isn’t entirely over yet. Support the show.||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Disappearance of Anthony Murrill||In 1971, 9-year-old Anthony Murrill climbed into his top bunk as his older brother Vincent dozed off. This was the last confirmed sighting of Anthony Murrill. Support the show.||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview: The Murder in My Family||Subscribe to The Murder in My Family on Apple podcasts or in your favorite podcast app. Support the show.||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOne Woman's #MeToo Story||When Brook was 16 years old, she was raped by an acquaintance who had been harassing her for several months. Brook spent her mid-20s dealing with the long term effects of the assault and she had made huge strides in healing from the trauma. But then in September 2018, one woman’s accusations of sexual assault against a powerful man turned social media into a debate over the believability of people who come forward decades later. And this debate triggered Brook’s past trauma, and she decided now to deal with it in a way she has never done before. This story you are about to hear has been heard by only 5 or 6 people in the last 25 years. Support the show.||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAccused Podcast w/Amber Hunt||True crime author, journalist, and podcaster Amber Hunt discusses the emotional impact of immersing yourself in the dark places of human experience. Support the show.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHome Invasion||Anne, an Arkansas attorney with a focus in criminal law, was the victim of a home invasion robbery. Rather than defending perpetrators, she was now the victim. How has this changed her views on our criminal justice system? Or has it? Support the show.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unsolved Murder of Julianne Stallman||Twenty four years ago, Julianne Stallman was murdered in her own home. As the case grew cold, one fact carried through over the years. Julianne's murderer was someone she knew. I spoke with her daughter Jen about her fight for justice for her mother and living with the knowledge that someone she knows killed her mother. Support the show.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrandy Myers||In 1992, thirteen year old Brandy Myers left her home to collect money for a read-a-thon. She never returned. Twenty three years later, her sister Kristin believes they finally have the answer to what happened to Brandy. But an answer is not the same as justice. Support the show.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Parent's Dark Secret||When Sabrina's father killed himself when she was 11 years old, he left no note. It wasn't until she was an adult that she was given the pieces of her father's past that may explain his death by suicide. It has sent her down a path to find out the whole story of what happened one March night in Scotland in 1975 that changed her father's course forever. Support the show.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Wrongful Conviction of Ron Moffatt||In 1957, the youngest serial killer in Canada was caught after having killed three children in four months. What many don't know about Peter Woodcock's story is that a 14 year old had been wrongfully convicted for one of those murders after giving a false confession. It took six decades before Ron Moffatt was ready to tell his story to author Nate Hendley for his book The Boy on the Bicycle. And now Ron is sharing his story at book signings, Innocence Canada events, and on podcasts to warn of the real consequences of allowing children to be interrogated without a parent present and using uncorroborated confessions in criminal trials. Support the show.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWrongfully Convicted: Ed Ates||A wife's perspective||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Crime Reporter's Perspective||a discussion with Scott Reeder||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWho shot Brandon McGuirt?||In 2015, Brandon McGuirt was shot. With changing stories and foggy motives, no one is sure exactly what happened and the DA has declined to press charges even though the lead detective applied for an arrest warrant. Brandon's mother Laura is determined to see justice done for Brandon. GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/49wdv-justice-for-brandon-mcguirt Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/represent4BrandonMcGuirt/ Support the show.||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Forgotten Murder of Rodney McDonald||In 1996, an article of about 10 lines appeared in the local newspaper identifying 21 year old Rodney McDonald as the victim of murder. Though still an unsolved case, his case files were eventually sent to storage. Nearly 22 years later, Rodney's family is still waiting for justice and his mother is sharing his full story for the first time on Impact Statement. Promo for Canadian True Crime, a podcast that tells the stories of crime in Canada with sensitivity and compelling narration. Support the show.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Death of Samantha Sutton||Looking at a case file doesn’t tell the whole story. It doesn’t tell the story of homemade soup and family outings and a young woman who just wanted to come home and just wanted to be clean. And it doesn’t tell of the questions Samantha Sutton’s family are left with in the wake of her death at 22. For those parts of the story, the parts of the story that tell us who Samantha was and the impact her loss had on her family, I spoke with her mother Dell. Support the show.||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCheri and Greg--The Golden State murders||Debbi Domingo's story||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Trial of Christopher Deboe||A juror's perspective||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt Takes a Piece of You: a story of domestic violence||In 2016, Natasha entered a relationship with a man she thought was going to be a solid partner and a role model for her 7 year old son. He turned out to be the exact opposite, and she found herself in court in 2018 to face this man who had become her...||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#RehtaehParsonsIsHerName||In November of 2011, a mother in Nova Scotia comes home to work to find her daughter on the kitchen floor, rocking and sobbing. Leah stood in the kitchen doorway listening to her teenage daughter Rehtaeh disclose the events of a sexual assault, the...||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn Addicted Home||One in eight Americans meet the criteria for alcoholism. We know it can lead to social problems with employment and relationships. And when those relationships involve those who trust the most, children, the damage can last a lifetime. Candice is a...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRonnie, Dan, and the Dixie Mafia||In 1967, Ronnie Anderson died in what was determined to be a suicide. He was only 17 years old. Nearly 36 years later, his father Dan Anderson was found in his driveway, dead from what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound....||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Murder of Eric Levack||On April 1, 2003, Canada enacted the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which replaced the existing Young Offenders Act. Also on that day, 14 year old Justin Morton murdered his classmate Eric Levack in the woods outside of their high school,...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe death of DJ Fickey||On October 3, 2016, the Walker County sheriff’s department responded to a 911 call from a home in rural Flintstone, Georgia a little past 1 in the afternoon. According to the caller, a man had grabbed a shotgun and shot himself in the head. The...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe death of Martha Morgan||On Feb 19, 2011, Dennis Morgan called 911. The first thing he said was that his wife had committed suicide. Martha was found on her stomach in her bedroom, a single gunshot wound to the chest. The death was ruled a suicide but their daughter Dennisa...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unsolved Murder of Jeff Rogers||Around midnight on April 9, 2008, Kansas City, Kansas dispatch received a 911 call from Jeff Rogers. He had been beaten, shot, and stabbed but used what strength he had left to call for help. He later died, but not before giving police a description...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitImpact Statement true crime promo||When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or...||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Give me more!
I rarely start a podcast and listen to everything that is available within a few days. This is well done and gives an interesting highlight on the victims families.
Not easy but necessary
Thank you for sharing Rehtaeh’s horrible story. It’s not an easy one to hear not to tell but so necessary. Rehtaeh cannot be forgotten. What happened to her must not be lived again by any other girl or boy.
Sounds like a news broadcaster talking
I really love the idea of this podcast, what a cool premise to allow those who didn’t get to speak their feelings the opportunity to do so. I can imagine this podcast will help so many feel even just a touch better. The host tends to sound like she’s giving the 6 o’clock news, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing- for me personally it makes it difficult to get TOO into the material I’m listening to. When the phone interviews take place, it’s super hard to get a clear understanding of what they’re saying simply because it’s very muffled. Great potential!